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Aging

The Secrets of “Cognitive Super-Agers”

The Secrets of “Cognitive Super-Agers”

Fewer than 1 percent of Americans reach the age of 100, but a new study from the Netherlands indicates that individuals who reach the centenarian milestone with their mental faculties still intact are likely to remain so for their remaining years. Such findings may lead to more of us becoming “cognitive super-agers”, as researchers hope to identify reliable characteristics and…

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America’s Health Rankings Senior Report 2021

America’s Health Rankings Senior Report 2021

By 2050, it is projected that the number of adults ages 65 and older will rise to an estimated 85.7 million – roughly 20% of the U.S. population. America’s Health Rankings Senior Report 2021 provides data capturing key trends, successes and challenges, and overall disparities regarding the U.S. senior population. America’s Health Rankings follows the World Health Organization’s definition of health: “Health is a…

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Master Plan for Aging

Master Plan for Aging

In June of 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order calling for the creation of a Master Plan for Aging. This order affirmed the priority of health and well-being of older Californians and the need for polices that promote healthy aging. The Master Plan for Aging is not only a plan for older adults, but instead, a blueprint for…

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Age Friendly San Diego Progress Report

Age Friendly San Diego Progress Report

The City of San Diego Parks and Recreation Department spearheaded the Age Friendly San Diego initiative to identify and promote improvements that could make Parks and Recreation more supportive, not only of older adult residents, but residents of all ages. To engage residents and community leaders in increasing livability, the City partnered with The San Diego Foundation, Live Well San…

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